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AAF buys Swedish filter company


SWEDEN: AAF Europe has acquired Dinair, one of Sweden’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of air filters.

Established in 1982, Dinair has 350 employees and its own production and product development. Headquartered in Vadstena, it has sales offices and depots in Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö, Oslo, Helsinki and Riga.

Reflecting on the company’s global strategy, Philip Whitaker, AAF International’s CEO, stated, “It is another clear example of our parent company Daikin’s long-term commitment to both AAF and to the air filtration industry.”

“The regionalised strengths of Dinair will be reinforced with the broader product offerings of AAF, in order to satisfy all of our customers’ clean air and indoor air quality needs,” stated Niels-Erik Kongste, vice president of sales and marketing of AAF Europe, and the new managing director of Dinair.

Current Dinair CEO Fredrik Särnehed, who will now become senior advisor, said: “It feels great that it is AAF Europe that acquired Dinair and that the company is retaining the entire Nordic management team.

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